While most businesses still view wearable computers as little more than toys, healthcare has embraced them. Check out these interesting examples.
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Fitness and exercise
What Nike wrought with Nike+, companies like Fitbit, Jawbone and others have taken to like ducks to water. Not to be left behind, Nike has added the FUEL band to its Nike+ lineup. Unlike the Jawbone UP, which just gathers data for the Jawbone fitness tracking smartphone app, the FUEL band also has a display to show you some of the goals you have achieved while you are in the exercise mode. The gadget also collects all that health data about you, however, which leads to the next use in the healthcare food chain.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?